Parish News
Phone: 704.536.6520 | Fax: 704.837.8243
8451 Idlewild Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28227


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Disregard any communication (email, text, phone call, etc.) from Father John that asks you to send him gift cards.

Father John will not ask for charitable donations in the form of gift cards. 

Please do not respond to the email and delete it immediately.  Thank You! 


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Family Fellowship

Please join us every first Sunday of the month for Coffee and fellowship 

following the 8am & 9:30am morning Mass

in the Parish Hall.




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Food Pantry is open to all active, current members of St. John Neumann
who need help with groceries, 
.Please stop by the Parish Hall every Tuesday from 9:30am -12:00pm.

Thank you for your continues generosity & support! 

We would like to continue to help families in need of our parish community.  Please continue to drop off your non perishable, unexpired food items by the entrance to the education wing. If it overflows you can always leave them by the Saint John Neumann statue.  Thank you!


Events at SJN....

holy land 2019

You are invited to join Father John Starczewski, along with Deacon David Reiser (a native of Israel)on an once-in-a-lifetime ‘Pilgrimage to the Holy Land’ 10-days, November 16 – 26, 2019;. Cost is $4,535 from Charlotte, (cost includes airfare, hotels, tour bus and guide and two meals a day). The pilgrimage incorporates visits to Tiberius, Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem & more! 
To download the free color brochure and registration form, visit, or for more information please contact Deacon David Reiser at (704) 488-5646 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Brazilian Community invites you to a:

Family event in the park with food, music and Bingo!

Come all to an entertaining fundraiser for our community! 

At Idlewild Park: 10512 Idlewild Road, Matthews.

This Sunday, September 15th, at 2pm. 

Top prize $1,000.00






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Are we still in the tomb or Are we walking with Jesus?

Come join us, as women of this day in every role. 

We meet the challenges of our lives with Christ as our guide,

this Thursday, September 19th, beginning with the Rosary at 6:30pm in the church,

immediately  after in the Parish Hall till 8:00pm. 

For more information please contact Kathy Sladek at: 505-402-9558








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25th and 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

If you were married during 1969 or 1994, you and your family are invited to the annual Diocesan

Anniversary Mass on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. 

Mass begins at 2:30p.m. and will be followed by a reception. 

To receive an invitation, you must call our church office to register at 704-536-6520.

Deadline for submissions of names is October 1st.










RCIA: is it for you?

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? 

Perhaps you’ve been thinking of becoming a member of St. John Newman’s Parish, or

perhaps you are just curious about what Catholics believe. 

If you’d like more information about our RCIA program that begins 

Thursday September 12th at 6:30 pm in the Mini Hall,

Please contact Carolyn Coutu at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 920-209-1606





Life Line Screening 


Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, 

will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at

St John Neumann Catholic Church on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019. 

Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to:

  • Blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta
  • Hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease
  • Atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk
  • Bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. 
Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening
All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. 
In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above
$129.  To Register or more information, Please contact the Parish office: 704-536-6520.






  free zumba class

Join the Fun on

Monday's at 7pm in the Parish Hall

Gain Energy - Reduce Stress - and Live Healthy 

Open to everyone.

For a Complete schedule check out the Parish Calendar

at the SJN website







Safe Environment!

To all of our wonderful SJN Volunteers:

Child sexual abuse is a worldwide public issue.  Child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is reprehensible – especially when the wrongdoer is affiliated with the church.  Protecting God’s Children Workshop (VIRTUS) program assists the church in being a safe haven for children and a messenger for preventing child sexual abuse within the church and society in general.  The Diocese of Charlotte’s new policy is that all volunteers must complete a background check as well as attend a Protecting God’s Children (VIRTUS) workshop.

Thank you, to all who have already completed a background check and have attended a 

Protecting God’s Children Workshop (VIRTUS).

To complete a background check or register for a workshop please go to and follow the easy instructions.

If you are unsure whether you have completed either the background check or workshop, please contact Carolyn at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the parish office.





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Around the Diocese...


- The excitement is building! - In case you haven't heard, the campaign for the MACS Fine Arts Center at CCHS is underway!  Please click here to find more information on the campaign website:, and here for the campaign video:


- Be the hands and feet of Jesus!  Walk with those experiencing poverty as they rise above in Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte’s “Transition Out Of Poverty” program. Flexible scheduling available. For more information on the program contact: Branden Lewis at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To start volunteering, contact: Meighan Schexnayder at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

- FREE Natural Family Planning (NFP) Full Course - September 14th in Charlotte at St. Matthew Catholic Church, from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  

Topics to be covered include:
* Effectiveness of modern NFP methods
* Health risks of popular contraceptives
* Benefits of NFP - health, relational, and spiritual
* Church teaching on responsible parenting and marital sexuality
* to use NFP

For more information, go to or to RSVP, contact: Batrice Adcock, MSN, at Catholic Charities (704)-370-3230 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm (Spanish), & 5:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: 9:00am
Wednesday: 6:00pm
Friday: 6:30am
Holy Days: Call Parish Office


Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Saturdays: 4:00pm-4:45pm
And by appointment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Fridays: 7:00am through
Saturday at 8:45am


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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.If you would like to be a part of our prayer chain or have a prayer request, contact Linda Johnson at
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St. John Neumann Catholic Church

8451 Idlewild Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
Phone: 704.536.6520
Fax: 704.837.8243



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